Hundreds of Japanese soccer fans flocked to Tokyo's Narita International Airport to greet their national team as they returned from the world cup in Qatar. Tthough Japan was eliminated in the round of 16 but their fans still proud of the team's achievement.
Japan National Football Team returned home on Wednesday. Samurai Blue Manafer Hajime Moriyasu and Captain Maya Yoshida, Alongside other players such as ritsu Doan and Junya Ito were welcomed back by a huge crowd at the airport in chiba prefecture.
Some of Japan's Europe based players have returned tho their clubs. Japan having surprised the world with group stage wins over germany and spain eventually exiting in the round of 16 on penalties to croatia.
Meanwhile Spain's National squad touched in Madrid on Wednesday after crashing out of the World Cup to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The teams were deadlocked at 1-0 following regulation and extra time in their last-16 match.
It is now 10 years since spain won their last major trophy and they have failed to progress past the last 16 since they won the World Cup in 2010. Head coach luis enrique has insisted that it is too early to make a decision over his future.